A Personal Message from Lee P. Laris, D.O., Medical Director
I have worked as a board-certified Dermatologist for over 20 years at Phoenix Skin Medical Surgical Group, specializing in Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology.
Over the years, I have noticed a change in the way patients are treating themselves, with the rise of insurance deductibles and a down economy, they have struggled to keep their skin a priority. It used to cost the average family a $10 co-pay for an acne visit, so two visits to the Dermatologist each month was not a burden. Now, deductibles have risen by 500%, and that bi-monthly visit has become unaffordable.
In creating Phoenix Skin Spa, my goal was to find a better and more rewarding way for patients to receive treatments for their complexion, anti-aging and age reversal in a quick, effective and affordable fashion. In addition, I wanted to offer more than an office visit for patients by packaging the visit with advanced acne treatments such as microdermabrasion, red and blue light therapy and a glycolic peel.
My Certified Medical Staff and I look forward to treating you at Phoenix Skin Spa. Let’s make your skin a priority once again via our monthly skin care regimes so that you may look and feel your best.
Learn more about Dr. Lee Laris
Ramona Kiani DNP, FNP-C
Ramona Kiani is a doctoral prepared, board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Ramona earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Arizona State University in 2011. As a registered nurse she worked in a pediatric emergency department and level 1 trauma center for several years. Ramona continued her education and earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Arizona State University in 2016. During her clinical rotations she quickly realized her passion was in dermatology.
Ramona is a current member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners.
Kimberly Wilcox, Licensed Aesthetician, Certified Laser Safety Officer and Technician
Kimberly was born in Wisconsin and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She worked in sales & marketing for many years and was inspired to pursue medical aesthetics after seeing her daughter’s passion for the field. Upon graduating, Kimberly worked in a Day Spa as an Aesthetician and Laser Technician.
Kimberly joined the Phoenix Skin Spa family in the summer of 2018, where she continued to gain education and training on some of the most advanced treatments such as tattoo removal, veint treatments and micro-needling with PRP and continues to advance in chemical peels, laser hairreduction and IPL photofacials.
Kimberly’s favorite part about being an Aesthetician is learning new facial treatments and laser technology, along with helping patients achieve their skin goals. In Kimberly’s free time, she enjoys her family, hiking and watching football.
Xochitl Barrera, Licensed Aesthetician, Certified Laser Safety Officer and Technician
Xochitl was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She earned her degree as a licensed Aesthetician and Certified Laser Technician from The Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics.
Xochitl began her career as an Aesthetician at European Wax Center and later advanced to a Laser Tech and Aesthetician for Touch and Glow Medspa. Today she joins the Phoenix Skin family as one of our Aestheticians at Phoenix Skin Spa. Xochitl specializes in Dermaplaning, Chemical Peels, Waxing and Skin Restoration in addition to our entire menu of services.
In Xochitl’s free time she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family.